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After enrolling in law school at age 49, Stern breaks down the double-standards and monopoly power of the legal profession.
Studs Terkel discusses the book, "Our Kindly Parent--The State," and interviews the author Patrick Murphy. They discuss the inadequate juvenile justice and reform system extensively. Includes an excerpt from the interview with Lisa Richette, author of "Throw away children."
A panel at University of Chicago Law School discuss ending capital punishment (tapes A and B) and with Dick Gregory (tape C). Includes presentations by Father James G. Jones and Norval Morris. (Part 2 of 3)
Interviewing Newton Minow, Chicago lawyer and chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. He discusses broadcasting as a public service and spends a great deal of time on the history of commercials and how they changed over time.
Mr Bugliosi and Mr. Gentry discuss, "Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders,". Bugliosi was the prosecutor in the case against the Manson "family" for the murders of Sharon Tate and others. The interview opens with "Home is where you are happy" performed by Charles Manson and an excerpt of Catherine Shur Manson's sister talking about her brother. They speak in depth on the Manson "family" and the key players in the murders; Susan Atkins, Steve Grogan, Linda Kasabian, Patricia Krenwinkel, Leslie Van Houten and Charles Watson.
Southern Poverty Law Center founder and attorney Morris Dees discusses his career and pursuit of ending racism. Some cases associated with Morris Dees include NAACP v. Dothard and Person v. Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
In his book, "Soweto, My Love: A Testimony to Black Life in South Africa" Molapantene Collins Ramusi talks about the love for his homeland and one day hoping to see it free. Ramusi also talks about going to the 1st grade when he was 17. Ramusi became a lawyer to defend the defenseless. He was a warrior in the courts, defending widows who were told they were breaking the law by living in an apartment that belonged to their dead husbands.
Dr. Benjamin Spock, Paul Robeson and Jimmy Hoffa are a few of Leonard Boudin's clients. Although some people were outraged Boudin welcomed Hoffa as a client, Boudin's belief had always remained that whether a person be good or bad, that person is, like all people, entitled to civil liberties and good representation. Boudin lastly explained he liked law students and that from what he witnessed, he was hopeful for their/our futures.
Interviewing lawyer and alderman, Leon Despres. Depres discusses Richard Daley’s time as mayor of Chicago and political events during his terms. Content Warning: This conversation includes racially and/or culturally derogatory language and/or negative depictions of Black and Indigenous people of color, women, and LGBTQI+ individuals. Rather than remove this content, we present it in the context of twentieth-century social history to acknowledge and learn from its impact and to inspire awareness and discussion.
Karen DeCrow said both young ladies and young men should read her book, "The Young Woman's Guide to Liberation: Alternatives to a Half-Life While the Choice is Still Yours". DeCrow explained that young girls need to realize they should prepare themselves for being more than just a mother and a homemaker. She also stresses the importance of women not being totally dependent on men.
Journalist and Author Jessica Mitford discusses her life and her works, including and her books, "The American Way of Death," "Kind and Usual Punishment: The Prison Business," and "Poison Penmanship: The Gentle Art of Muckraking."
Journalist and author Jessica Mitford discusses her life and her work as a muckraker journalist including her exposing The Famous Writer's School and her "short and happy life as a professor" at San Jose State University. She also discusses her books, "The American Way of Death," "Kind and Usual Punishment: The Prison Business," and "Poison Penmanship: The Gentle Art of Muckraking."
Jan Bauer, Mary Garrity, Ann Griffin and Harry Wells discuss crime, poverty, law, and community relations. They each come from different community programs which are trying to make Chicago safer for everyone.